Combining Technology and Tradition

When my editor dropped off on my desk a press release this morning regarding a “techno-monk” I just had to laugh.  Those words are just two that you rarely hear in the same sentence, let alone as a nickname. However, those are the words used to describe Christian musician John Michael Talbot.

Talbot, who was famous in the early 70s as a member of the band Mason Proffit, has not hidden the fact that he had quite a spiritual journey of his own that led him to become a Catholic. This week, through Feb. 18, Talbot will be recording his next Catholic music album, “Worship and Bow Down” and posting videos detailing the experience on his Facebook page, www.facebook.com/johnmichaeltalbot.

In the release, Talbot says, “We are all in this journey together and this is another way to break down walls and build dialogue through a shared experience.” I’ve checked out the Facebook page and the videos, and it’s interesting to see how the recordings are made (especially since the “Techno-Monk” describes the different aspects that go into making an album in each video post). Talbot’s other postings – which include his own Gospel reflections – are also deeply relatable and thought-provoking.

Please check it out, and share what you think!

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